Motel 6 “Great Teddy Bear Roundup” Wraps up Second Annual Drive
DALLAS, Texas (December 18, 2009) – Motel 6, known for offering a clean, comfortable room for the lowest price of any national chain, and Studio 6, putting more in your room, and less on your bill - have collected more than 15,000 teddy bears from Motel 6 and Studio 6 locations across North America in their second annual “Great Teddy Bear Roundup”. The teddy bears will be donated to local law enforcement agencies, fire departments or hospitals in need of a means to comfort children experiencing stressful or traumatic situations.
“We continue to be impressed by the willingness of our communities to give and are thankful for those who made this year’s ‘Great Teddy Bear Roundup’ a success,” said Olivier Poirot, CEO of Accor North America, Motel 6 and Studio 6. “We respect and appreciate the work of our local police, fire departments and social services and are proud to continue supporting them in their efforts to comfort children in need.”
The goal of the campaign is to collect new, small to medium-sized teddy bears at local Motel 6 and Studio 6 locations across the country. Each year, police and fire departments across the country collect teddy bears to donate to hospitals, child protective agencies or to hand out to children they encounter everyday.
This year, Motel 6 Reno-Livestock Events Center in Reno, Nevada, collected the most teddy bears in North America, with a total of 2,018. For their efforts, Motel 6 will donate $6,000 to the Reno Police department.
Last year’s “Great Teddy Bear Roundup” garnered more than 10,000 teddy bears, benefitting local communities nationwide.
About Motel 6
Motel 6 offers the lowest price of any national chain at more than 1,000 company-owned and franchised locations throughout the United States and Canada. For 23 years, Motel 6 has used the tagline, “We’ll leave the light on for you®,” earning the chain the highest brand recognition in the economy lodging segment. Motel 6 was the first national pet friendly chain, welcoming pets since 1962. Standard amenities include free local phone calls, no long distance access charges, free morning coffee, data ports, Wi-Fi Internet access and cable channel line-up with premium channels including HBO, ESPN/ESPN2, and CNN. Most locations offer swimming pools and guest laundry facilities. For more information, visit www.motel6.com.
About Studio 6
Studio 6 extended stay hotels offer the affordable comfort of furnished studios, low weekly rates and accommodating hotel amenities. You will find Studio 6 locations in the United States and Canada Conveniently located in major business complexes, offering easy access to shopping and retail centers, entertainment areas, and restaurants.
About Accor North America
Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, Accor North America operates more than 1,000 upscale and economy properties including nationwide economy leaders Motel 6, Studio 6, Ibis, Sofitel Luxury Hotels and upscale Novotel locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit accor-na.com.
About Accor Worldwide
Accor, a major global group and the European leader in hotels, as well as the global leader in services to corporate clients and public institutions, operates in nearly 100 countries with 150,000 employees. It offers to its clients over 40 years of expertise in two core businesses:
- Hotels, with the Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Mercure, Suitehotel, Ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, Studio 6 and Motel 6 brands, representing 4,000 hotels and nearly 500,000 rooms in 90 countries, as well as strategically related activities, such as Lenôtre;
- Services, with 32 million people in 40 countries benefiting from Accor Services products in employee and public benefits, rewards and motivation, and expense management.